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|Marsupials are primitive mammals which have a pouch, supported by epipubic bones, which are lacking in other mammals.|
Vombatus ursinus This odd marsupial, a native of Australia, can weigh as much as 39 kilograms (85 pounds). The wombat is herbivorous; its lower jaw has a particularly inflected ventral border.
Length of skull: 7.0 inches.
Phascolarctos cinereus The Koala eats primarily Eucalyptus leaves. Male skull.
Length of skull: 5.5 inches.
Didelphis virginianusThe only marsupial native to the United States.
Length of skull: 4.25 inches.
Length of skull: 3.9 inches.
Thylacinus cynocephalus A classic example of convergent evolution, the Tasmanian Wolf is not related to the familiar wolf at all, but is a marsupial, as its tooth count clearly reveals.
Length of skull: 8.7 inches.
Length of skull: 5.6 inches.
Length of skull: 3.0 inches.
Petrogale penicillatus The Rock Wallaby is native to extreme southeastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales and Victoria.
Length of skull: 4.5 inches. Price: $59.00
Potorus tridactylus A classic example of convergent evolution.
Length of skull: 3.0 inches. Price: $69.00
Length of skull: 5.1 inches.
|Rufous Rat Kangaroo
Length of skull: 3.3 inches.
Length of skull: 3.4 inches.
Length of skull: 7.9 inches.
Length of skull: 2.7 inches.
Length of skull: 2.3 inches.
Length of skull: 2.2 inches.
Length of skull: 1.3 inches.
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